Marriott Hotel Manila continues to add excitement to their list of food offerings and adventures. The newest one to be added soon to the roster is Marriott Grand Ballroom‘s Crema.
Marriott Manila brought in international pastry sensation all the way from Switzerland, Chef Anil Rohira to open Crema – a gourmet coffee shop set to open on March 2015. It will be situated at the Marriott Grand Ballroom – the biggest conference-based hotel facility of its kind in the Philippines.
Among many under his belt, Chef Anil is know to hold the prestigious position of corporate pastry chef for Felchlin, one of Switzerland’s premiere chocolate producers. Add to that the recognition of being awarded Pastry Chef of the Year in USA in 2009.
Chef Anil will be working closely with Marriott Hotel Manila’s Executive Chef Meik Brammer, Executive Pastry Chef Fil Afable and its multi awarded pastry team, to conceptualise the dessert menu of Crema. He was in the country to give an intense training program that tackles recipe development, innovative cakes, pastry techniques, portioning and shelf life improvement.
Crema is Chocolate & Coffee Haven
Aside from a long list of premium coffee with myriad of varieties and flavors, guests will be treated to a range of all-chocolate pastries that will drive chocoholics to frenzy. Swoon-worthy creations are inspired from classic European pastries with modern twist, executed by blending traditional and contemporary techniques care of Chef Anil.
His great enthusiasm for his craft has always led him to his continuous pursuit of learning. He was an assistant to the award-winning confectioner Ewald Notter for 3 years, and Joe McKenna – lead pastry-chef instructor of Culinary Institute of America. These experiences led him to venture out on other opportunities when he co-developed and became a teacher of a 24-week educational program at Notter School of Pastry Arts in 2007.